Digitised: Communities Online
Sense of the South West of England

Documentary portraiture project by photographer John Frederick Anderson.


Community photography project based in inner city Bristol


Visual art, photography, poetry, decorate eggs, poetry and prose from a Steiner community.


Photographic and cultural exchange project involving young people from Bristol and Oporto.


A collection of music, movies, animations and more by young people participating in creative digital media projects at Watershed.


Visual art, poetry, theatre performance and film made by artists with learning difficulties.


Sense of Place South West


This consortium of organisations took part in digitisation projects funded by the New Opportunities Fund. The aim of these projects was to develop online information resources that relate to the history, heritage, and culture of the South West region. On this site there are links to other Sense of Place projects that cover the rest of England.

The individual partners are:

Bournemouth University - Dorset Coast Digital Archive


The Dorset Coast Digital Archive reflects the cultural heritage, natural environment, and local histories of Dorset. The archive reveals a treasury of information and artifacts including photos, maps and learning packages which underpin the rich history of the region.

Devon County Council - Etched on Devon's Memory


This project aims to improve access to and appreciation of the rich iconographic resource represented by 3,500 topographical prints of Devon. They are presented on this website with historical text to provide an illustrated view of Devon in the period 1660-1870.

Gloucester City Council - Living Gloucester


Living Gloucester is Gloucester City Council's million-piece, four-dimensional jigsaw of our city. We want to show you the geography that formed it, the history that shaped it and the people that made it.

Somerset County Council - Somerset Time Line


In a project spearheaded by Somerset County Museums Service, there now exists an interactive and searchable digital archive system for users of all ages, including movies, ancient documents, maps, paintings, oral histories and items from exhibitions. Somerset time line presents the rich culture and historical diversity of Somerset focusing on two main themes, the Monmouth Rebellion and history of Glastonbury.

Tiverton & Mid Devon Museums Trust - Virtual Victorians


This digital learning resource focuses upon Victorians, and provides learning material for schools to study life in Victorian times. You can look at a week in the life of a typical Victorian, ask questions, look at Victorian toys, objects, and newspapers, send an e-card and more.

Torbay Library Services - Caught in the Web


Caught in the Web is intended to enable learners of all ages and from all perspectives to appreciate the rich cultural and historical diversity of Torbay through a series of dynamic, themed, multimedia learning packages based on a selection of local historical, archaeological and architectural treasures.

Wiltshire County Council - Window on Wiltshire Heritage


Nineteen organisations from across Wiltshire have come together to provide this virtual display, which aims to make the county's archaeology, architecture, art, and nature, as well as material from the county's museums, archives, and local studies collections more accessible. Browse the resource to discover more about Wiltshire's amazing heritage; also there is a newsletter, and games, puzzles screensavers, a calendar, and e-cards to download.

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